Archive for January, 2013

God of Thunder, God of Storm

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

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As RT moves ever closer to completing his rewrite of Gilgamesh tablet 4, he is reminded again and again of the powers at the disposal of Enlil, the Sumerian God of Storm–powers that are pitted against the advance of Gilgamesh and his companion Enkidu towards the Cedar Mountain. Gilgamesh may be more god than man, but not even his father/patron, the sun-god Utu, can always prevail against the master of storm and flood. This exceptional photo, taken by Mr. Shane Lear in Orange, Australia, reminds us why.   RT


Photo: Cloud-to-Cloud Lightening Strike over Orange, Australia. Shane Lear. Originally posted on Flickr via the NOAA Photo Library. WikiCmns. CC 2.0 Generic.


more than a pretty face…

January 30, 2013 3 comments


start a revolution & fall in love with a fat woman   RT

(reposted from radical acts)


more than a pretty face….

Day 238: Venice in winter…

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment


what a beautiful city…   RT

(reposted from Likeables)


Day 238: Venice in winter….

Climbing Glaciar Martial Tierra del Fuego Patagonia!

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment



Incredible photos…what an experience!   RT

(reposted from Cindy Knoke)


Climbing Glaciar Martial Tierra del Fuego Patagonia!.

Towanroath Engine House Revisited

January 25, 2013 2 comments



Once more from the wilds of Britain…  RT

(reposted from Cornwall, a Photographic Journey)


Towanroath Engine House Revisited.

Veni, Vidi – 10

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment


Lost Creek Publishing: Alabama, Columbia, orchids…check these folks out…    RT

(reposted from Lost Creek Publishing)


Veni, Vidi – 10.

On the Socialism of Indigenous America

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment


a thoughtful commentary on Ernesto Cardenal’s poetry and politics in Central America…definitely worth reading!!!  RT

(reposted from Brett Alan Sanders)


On the Socialism of Indigenous America.

Space Walk!!!

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment


It’s been decades since Alexei Leonov became the first person to walk in space (on March 18, 1965), but somehow the thrill of seeing someone floating (or working) in space has never vanished. The gentleman in this picture is commander Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov (photographed by Flight Engineer Dmitriyevich Oleg Kononenko) during expedition 17 to the ISS. Kononenko is at the end of the manual Strela crane operated by the commander; the crane has a mass of around 45kg. An orange safety lifeline along the boom fastens the men to the Space Station.

It’s remarkable what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.   RT

(And, for the record, the first woman to walk in space was Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya–on July 17, 1984.)

Photograph: WikiCmns, NASA, Public Domain.


Look at Me–A Poem

January 23, 2013 3 comments

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Look at Me


no word is hidden; no

love forgotten. we say we

can’t, we say don’t think

of me, but the memory


at the bottom of the

broken hour. sitting naked

on the bed, the v of herself like

the sun shouting its name fearless


fearless in the great purpose of

its light, its fierce anger shouting

look at me, look at me

though we can’t



i do, blind in her flesh

burning in those wings

tumbling but


dead, that orchard

silken, receiving



copyright © 2013, The Rag Tree


Photo: Stained Glass Window, Sun. WikiCmns; CC 2.0 Generic. Author: Enrique Lopez-Tomayo Biosca.


Instagram from carlosgnzabedul

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment


art, life, and the garden…   RT

(reposted from Views of Norway)


Instagram from carlosgnzabedul.